Ian Sayer – Bonsai artist.


Ian Sayer 002I visited Ian Sayer recently to talk to him about his experiences and journey with Bonsai. Ian started his interest in 1991 through Malcolm Potts. He was at the time building a house in Taupo and stopped for tea where he saw some small Kahikatea trees and brought them home. During that time Ian was involved in Scouting and also had other interests, but Malcolm’s trees won him over. He can still remember attending his first Bonsai meetings in his scout uniform as they took place on the same night. His only regret, like most of us, is that he wished that he started twenty years earlier.

Ian Sayer 011Ian also mentions the name of Bob Langholm, a person that he was very impressed with and who influenced him positively in his pursuit of Bonsai. He went to the conference in Matamata in 1992 and met Bob for a second time. Ian…

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